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Jake Dennis, Andretti Autosport, 2nd position, on the podium
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Formula E London ePrix II
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How a "complete reset" helped Dennis deliver Andretti's Formula E title

Andretti Autosport's Jake Dennis went through a run of four non-scores during a chaotic first season of Formula E's Gen3 machinery. But once he’d put that behind him, the Briton was almost unstoppable and secured the world championship in London with a race to spare

There’s a motto among top sporting athletes and teams that you learn far more about yourself in defeat than in victory, and that a difficult run of form puts things into a greater perspective. For a period of nearly three months, Jake Dennis had plenty of time for reflection while a Formula E campaign that had begun so well, and which looked like a genuine assault on the title, was on the brink of collapsing.

The record books will show that come the end of last month, Dennis clinched his maiden Formula E title with a race to spare and by a healthy margin of 30 points after taking more podiums than any other driver, including two wins. But it was far from easy, and arguably the Andretti Autosport driver’s most important podium had come just before the halfway point of the season with a runner-up finish in the second Berlin E-Prix. According to Dennis, it “felt like a win” at the time, since it ended a spiral of bad results in which he’d gone four races without scoring a single point.

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